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Burgers Cacciatore

 Burgers Cacciatore
Please romance submitter's preference for fresh (or smoked fresh) mozzarella cheese. (RE changed for readers' convenience.) Reader also likes red and yellow plum tomatoes. ME: Call for 6 oz. part-skim mozzarella cheese on Internet grocery list.
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.


  • 5 large portobello mushrooms (4 to 4-1/2 inches)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 cups chopped fresh arugula or baby spinach
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 slices red onion, separated into rings


  • Remove stems from mushrooms and set aside. Place four mushroom caps
  • on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1/4
  • teaspoon salt.
  • Broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until
  • tender; keep warm.
  • Finely chop mushroom stems and remaining mushroom cap; place in a
  • large bowl. Add the chopped onion, red pepper, shredded cheese,

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Burgers Cacciatore (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • tomato paste, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, pepper and
  • remaining salt. Crumble turkey over mixture; mix well.
  • Shape into four patties. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on
  • each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and meat juices
  • run clear.
  • Place 1/2 cup arugula on each mushroom cap; top with a turkey patty
  • and a cheese slice. Broil for 1 minute or until cheese is melted.
  • Top with tomato and onion slices. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 burger equals 347 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 809 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 34 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.